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Brad Marchand On Tomas Plekanec

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec isn’t very well-liked or well-respected within the B’s dressing room, and a national hockey audience got a taste of why when he repeatedly snapped his head back in embellishment during phantom high stick encounters against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The blatant play-acting even spawned the hash tag #Plekanecing on twitter where fans snapped selfies in mock pain and head-snapping embellishment.

During the 2014 Phoenix House Champs for Change dinner in Halifax, Marchand was asked by AHL President Dave Andrews during a panel discussion which NHL player irritates him the most. Surely it’s a long list with an agitator like Marchand, but there wasn’t much hesitation in his answer (YouTube video).

“There are a few guys out there that really irritate,” said Marchand, who it should be noted has authored his own adventures in embellishment over the years. “Tomas Plekanec from Montreal…I hate him. I can’t stand him. No, I probably shouldn’t say that. I dislike him very much. Now somebody is going to call and get mad at me tomorrow.”


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This gave me a chuckle.  Isn’t asking Brad Marchand who the most irritating NHL player is kind of like asking Justin Bieber who the most annoying celebrity is??

Posted by Lex Talionis on 07/30/14 at 09:35 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

“Kettle? This is Pot. You’re black”

Posted by Hank1974 on 07/30/14 at 09:37 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Brad Marchand and David Krejci apparently hate Plekanec’s “embellishment?” Hm…I’m not familiar with the snap-back of the hea…oh wait, that’s Krejci’s signature move, too.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 07/30/14 at 11:07 AM ET

Dakkster's avatar

While Marchand’s signature move is favoring the wrong leg, right?

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 07/31/14 at 12:39 AM ET

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